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Meaning of EAGLE

Pronunciation:  'eegul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight
  2. [n]  an emblem representing power; "the Roman eagle"
  3. [n]  a former gold coin in the United States worth 10 dollars
  4. [n]  (in golf) a score of two strokes under par on a golf hole
  5. [v]  shoot in two strokes under par, of a golf hole

EAGLE is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: bird of Jove
 See Also: Accipitridae, allegory, American eagle, Aquila chrysaetos, Aquila rapax, bald eagle, bird of prey, coin, eaglet, emblem, family Accipitridae, golden eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Harpia harpyja, harpy, harpy eagle, hit, rack up, raptor, raptorial bird, score, score, sea eagle, tally, tawny eagle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ea"gle\, n. [OE. egle, F. aigle, fr. L. aquila; prob.
named from its color, fr. aquilus dark-colored, brown; cf.
Lith. aklas blind. Cf. {Aquiline}.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any large, rapacious bird of the Falcon family,
   esp. of the genera {Aquila} and {Hali[ae]etus}. The eagle
   is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure,
   keenness of vision, and extraordinary flight. The most
   noted species are the golden eagle ({Aquila
   chrysa["e]tus}); the imperial eagle of Europe ({A.
   mogilnik or imperialis}); the American bald eagle
   ({Hali[ae]etus leucocephalus}); the European sea eagle
   ({H. albicilla}); and the great harpy eagle ({Thrasaetus
   harpyia}). The figure of the eagle, as the king of birds,
   is commonly used as an heraldic emblem, and also for
   standards and emblematic devices. See {Bald eagle},
   {Harpy}, and {Golden eagle}.

2. A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten

3. (Astron.) A northern constellation, containing Altair, a
   star of the first magnitude. See {Aquila}.

4. The figure of an eagle borne as an emblem on the standard
   of the ancient Romans, or so used upon the seal or
   standard of any people.

         Though the Roman eagle shadow thee.   --Tennyson.

Note: Some modern nations, as the United States, and France
      under the Bonapartes, have adopted the eagle as their
      national emblem. Russia, Austria, and Prussia have for
      an emblem a double-headed eagle.

{Bald eagle}. See {Bald eagle}.

{Bold eagle}. See under {Bold}.

{Double eagle}, a gold coin of the United States worth twenty

{Eagle hawk} (Zo["o]l.), a large, crested, South American
   hawk of the genus {Morphnus}.

{Eagle owl} (Zo["o]l.), any large owl of the genus {Bubo},
   and allied genera; as the American great horned owl ({Bubo
   Virginianus}), and the allied European species ({B.
   maximus}). See {Horned owl}.

{Eagle ray} (Zo["o]l.), any large species of ray of the genus
   {Myliobatis} (esp. {M. aquila}).

{Eagle vulture} (Zo["o]l.), a large West African bid
   ({Gypohierax Angolensis}), intermediate, in several
   respects, between the eagles and vultures.

Computing Dictionary

A dbase-like dialect bundled with emerald bay, sold by migent from 1986-1988, later renamed vulcan when wayne ratliff reacquired the product.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing an eagle in your dream, symbolizes nobility, pride, fierceness, freedom, superiority, courage, and powerful intellectual ability. Eagles also indicate self-renewal. You will struggle fiercely and courageously to realize your highest ambitions and greatest desires. Seeing an eagle chained down in your dream, represents a desperate situation where you are feeling restricted and confined. You are unable to express yourself and be who you really want to be. Consider also what the eagle is chained down to for additional clues as to what might be holding you back. Seeing a nest of young eagles in your dream means your advancement up to the top of the social ladder. Dreaming that you killed an eagle means your ruthlessness. You will let nothing stand in your way of ambitions and obtaining your goals, even if it means hurting those around you. If someone else kills an eagle, then it indicates that your fame, fortune and power will be ruthlessly taken from you. Dreaming that you eat the flesh of an eagle, shows that your strong and powerful character will lead you to great wealth and influence.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Herb. nesher; properly the griffon vulture or great vulture, so called from its tearing its prey with its beak), referred to for its swiftness of flight (Deut. 28:49; 2 Sam. 1:23), its mounting high in the air (Job 39:27), its strength (Ps. 103:5), its setting its nest in high places (Jer. 49:16), and its power of vision (Job 39:27-30).

This "ravenous bird" is a symbol of those nations whom God employs and sends forth to do a work of destruction, sweeping away whatever is decaying and putrescent (Matt. 24:28; Isa. 46:11; Ezek. 39:4; Deut. 28:49; Jer. 4:13; 48:40). It is said that the eagle sheds his feathers in the beginning of spring, and with fresh plumage assumes the appearance of youth. To this, allusion is made in Ps. 103:5 and Isa. 40:31. God's care over his people is likened to that of the eagle in training its young to fly (Ex. 19:4; Deut. 32:11, 12). An interesting illustration is thus recorded by Sir Humphry Davy:, "I once saw a very interesting sight above the crags of Ben Nevis. Two parent eagles were teaching their offspring, two young birds, the maneuvers of flight. They began by rising from the top of the mountain in the eye of the sun. It was about mid-day, and bright for the climate. They at first made small circles, and the young birds imitated them. They paused on their wings, waiting till they had made their flight, and then took a second and larger gyration, always rising toward the sun, and enlarging their circle of flight so as to make a gradually ascending spiral. The young ones still and slowly followed, apparently flying better as they mounted; and they continued this sublime exercise, always rising till they became mere points in the air, and the young ones were lost, and afterwards their parents, to our aching sight." (See Isa. 40:31.)

There have been observed in Palestine four distinct species of eagles, (1) the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos); (2) the spotted eagle (Aquila naevia); (3) the common species, the imperial eagle (Aquila heliaca); and (4) the Circaetos gallicus, which preys on reptiles. The eagle was unclean by the Levitical law (Lev. 11:13; Deut. 14:12).

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